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X subproject


1.  Project Description

The X subproject manages the X implementations, drivers, base-level accessories and fonts in Portage. This includes X.Org, XFree86, drivers and kernel modules such as ati-drivers, nvidia-kernel, nvidia-glx and xfree-drm as well as other core libraries, fonts and accessories.

2.  Project Goals

The subproject aims to support X implementations and driver or accessory add-ons to the core. Increasing the modularity of monolithic builds and making configuration automatic or easier are part of its current work.

3.  Developers

Developer Nickname Role
Donnie Berkholz dberkholz Lead

All developers can be reached by e-mail using

4.  Subprojects

The X project has the following subprojects:

Project Lead Description
x11 Remi Cardona The X11 team manages the X implementations in Portage.
fonts Ben de Groot The fonts herd maintains fonts packages in Portage.
x11-drivers The X11-Drivers herd manages the external X drivers in Portage.

5.  Want to help?

If you want to get involved with improving Gentoo's X experience, we'd like to hear from you! The main thing you'll want to do is be active on Gentoo's Bugzilla. Also please join desktop project members in #gentoo-desktop on


Page updated 06 Dec 2003

Summary: The X subproject manages the X implementations and related packages in Portage.

Donnie Berkholz

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